Jake LaMotta, the Real-Life Raging Bull, Dies at 95

Sep 20, 2017 273

BY: Mike Barnes

Jake LaMotta, the tough-as-nails middleweight champion with the granite chin who was immortalized by Robert De Niro in the revered Martin Scorsese drama Raging Bull, has died. He was 95. LaMotta died Tuesday in a nursing home, family members told TMZ. A niece also reported the news on Facebook. No other details of his death were immediately available.

“Rest in Peace, Champ," De Niro said in a statement. A member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, LaMotta fought professionally from 1941-54 and had a record of 83 wins, 19 losses and 4 draws, with 30 knockouts. He was sent to the canvas just once in his career and was known for absorbing great punishment while stalking his opponents around the ring.

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